Your career as a biochemist
From pharmaceutical companies to government laboratories, there are plentiful opportunities for you after graduation.
Inspiring career paths
Your degree will open doors to lucrative and fulfilling careers. Your expertise is constantly sought in private laboratories in fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and agrochemistry. Your knowledge will also make you a stand-out choice for a career in science sales, management, patenting or communication.
The public sector is also in need of biochemists, with graduates going on to careers in the Environment Agency and other government bodies.
Recently, our graduates have gone on to find jobs with employers including the Medical Research Council, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Boots and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Further academic studies
Discoveries and progress in biochemistry are being made in academic institutions all the time: our field is on the forefront of learning. Many of our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study and then embarked upon successful academic careers.
Whichever direction you choose in your career, we offer a placement programme, which will enable you to gain the necessary experience to succeed.
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